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  • October 20, 2014

    Posted by Paul Branagan at 10/20/2014

    Week of October 20 - 24, 2014

    I hope all of you had a wonderful weekend! It is amazing how quickly the month of October is going! As we begin this week, please know that there are only one full week left in Term 1 before the beginning of Mid-Semester Exams (October 30 & 31). I hope that each of you are taking a good look at your personal goals that you set in this year and making sure that over the course of the final days of the term…you are working to meet those goals. Please remember…at Middleborough High School failure is not an option! Here are a few things for the week ahead

    1. Sachem Shout-Out:
      • A special thanks to the MHS Key Club for their service to the community. Your participation in the Haunted KOA this weekend was greatly appreciated. J
      • To the students of TV Pro…your last edition of Listen Up was awesome! The coverage you provide to our community is amazing. Thank you for keeping the pulse on MHS!
      • To the members of the Principal’s Roundtable and Student Council Executive Board for your help with the Middle School Open House last Wednesday evening. Your presence at the event made a huge difference! Thank you for the bottom of my heart for your help, leadership and Sachem Pride!
      • Congratulations to the MHS Football Team for their outstanding win against North Quincy on Friday night! What an amazing game!! I hope Tribe Nation will be in full force at the upcoming game against Hanover! Thank you for representing Sachem Pride!
    1.  Mid-Semester Exams are coming ~ October 30 & 31:
      • Mid-semester exams are quickly approaching and it is important to know how the exam schedule will work. On Thursday, October 30th, mid-semester exams will take place for all Block 1 & 2 classes. Block 1 and 2 will be extended a bit to allow for maximum time in these exams. Please be reminded that October 30th is a full day of school. On October 31st, mid-semester exams will take place in all Block 3 & 4 classes and all students will be dismissed at 11:00am. A formal schedule of the two days will be included in the Bulletin next week! Be sure you begin studying. J
    1.  MHS Annual Talent Show ~ Thursday, October 23
      • The MHS Music Department will host the annual Talent Show on Thursday, October 23rd at 7:00pm in the MHS Auditorium. The cost for admission is $5.00. Please come and support the MHS Concert Choir and the numerous students who will be performing in the event this year. You do not want to miss out!
    1.  Alateen Meetings ~ Every Wednesday ~ 10:45 – 11:45am
      • MHS is proud to support and offer Alateen to our students who are in need. Please encourage any students you know who are struggling with a family for friend alcoholism to attend the MHS Alateen meeting. It can be a huge help for students in tough situations. Please see Mrs. Tumavicus in the Health Clinic to get more information! 
    1.  Recycling:
      • Just a friendly reminder from the MHS YESS Club…recycling bins are located throughout the school and are clearly marked for the items that should be placed in the respective bins! Please make MHS environmental friendly! J
    1.  Guidance Counselor Corner:
      • Just a friendly reminder that your guidance counselors post a weekly newsletter on the Guidance Website, which can be accessed by the MHS Homepage. Be sure to check it out!!
    2. Healthy Athletes Visit The MKG and HBB:
      • We are very excited to be sending a group of our fall athletes to the elementary schools for the Healthy Athletes Program on Friday, October 24th. Thank you for representing the Black and Orange! 
    1.  The Principal’s Roundtable ~ Friday, October 25
      • The next meeting of the Principal’s Roundtable will take place on Friday, October 24th from 10:45 – 11:45am in the Student Council Office. For all members…please bring your ideas!
    1. MHS Student Council Hosts the SEMASC Fall Conference;
      • The MHS Student Council will host the Fall SEMASC Conference on November 4, 2014 and will open the doors to approximately 800 student leaders from across the South Shore. I am so excited that our student council is hosting and a reminder to all members of the student council please be at all meetings leading up to the conference. Also, permission slips are due to Branagan, ASAP! 
    1. Last Reminders:
      • Student Council Meeting ~ Monday, October 20 ~ 7:00pm ~ Fall SEMASC Planning!
      • The countdown to the STW Fall Show is coming (November 14 & 15)
    1.  Home Games This Week:
      • Boys Soccer ~ VS. Wareham ~ Wednesday, October 22 ~ 3:30pm
      • Boys Soccer ~ VS. Scituate ~ Thursday, October 23 ~ 4:00pm
      • Volleyball ~ VS. Rockland ~ Monday, October 20 ~ 4:00/5:30pm
      • Field Hockey ~ VS. Silver Lake ~ Wednesday, October 22 ~ 3:30pm
      • JV Football ~ VS. North Quincy ~ Monday, October 20 ~ 4:00pm
      • Freshmen Football VS. Hanover ~ Thursday, October 23 ~ 3:30pm
    1. Sachem Football ~ League Title Game will take place at Hanover High School on Friday, October 24th at 7:00pm. I hope Tribe Nation will be truly represented at this very important game for our football team! The Black and Orange must be in attendance!! 

    Have a great week! Be good to each other.                 

    Branagan                                                                     

    We Are Sachems!

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